This research focuses on how people use the brain to make decisions. I’m not trying to tell you how to make decisions, but rather how to use them to your advantage. I’m going to give you a number of resources to help you think about your decisions in different ways.
Think about it. When you make a decision, you are thinking, or at least acting, in a certain way. You know that you are going to do something. When you make that decision, you are using the same brain that you had when you made that decision. You are just using it differently.
The key to using the brain in different ways is to think about it. That is essentially what tanner research tries to do. Take a look at this quote from Dr. Daniela Nardini, a senior lecturer at the University of Stirling, who has conducted research on decision-making for more than 40 years, and see what she has to say.
It is a fact that we are not born with the same patterns of thought in our brains as other people. In fact, the brain is just an incredibly complex and adaptive computer. It is capable of learning, remembering, and making decisions, but also of not learning or remembering (and even not remembering your own choice). Nardini is attempting to understand the brain and how it works and why it can’t be fooled into believing what we tell it.
Tanner has been studying the brain for over 40 years. She used to be a shrink, but she has since turned to neuroscience and has published in some of the world’s top scientific journals. Nardini believes that a person’s memories are stored in the brain in such a way that allows them to be recalled. She also believes that there are patterns in the way the brain works that allow us to remember things that we have not previously encountered.
Nardini believes that this ability to remember something that has previously been encountered is something that can be fooled into believing that something that we have not encountered is the same as something that we have encountered. She claims to have fooled Tanner into believing that she had not previously encountered two of her own colleagues who had been murdered. But she was also able to fool her own daughter into believing that she had not previously encountered her own mother.
It was the first time that I’ve ever heard Tanner express a sense of her own mortality (or the knowledge that she likely died many years before), and it was interesting to see that she didn’t seem to mind the experience. She didn’t seem to regret it either in fact.
Ive been reading the stories of the death of my colleagues, and Ive been trying to think back to when someone died, or the last time I was in a situation where I was actually scared and had no idea if I would survive it. Ive been trying to remember how I feel as a single person and how scared I was in that situation.
Ive been thinking that maybe some people have different beliefs about me. Ive been thinking that people dont want to be killed by a friend or family member and they dont want to know if they will or will not survive by having a friend or family member kill them. Ive been thinking that I have a different mindset than most people on this earth.
This is a common idea across several cultures. “Surviving is not a matter of will, but of knowing how to lose.” – T.S.